I like to say that I'm corporate on the outside, with a gooey creative center ... and some nuts. After an educational background in the literary arts, I made the direct and predictable little hop over to corporate operational strategy. For the past ten years I've been working through the ranks of upper management in this field, and during that time have seen the interiors of organizations from blue chip to startup, and from the profit-rich public juggernaut to the tiny nonprofit secretariat. Amid all this hubbub, over the last few years I have begun to turn back to my first love--writing. In addition to blogging (http://torridforties.com is my main site), I have recently published a paranormal romance titled Overture, and am at work on the second book in that series. I make my home in Northern New Jersey and South Florida with my husband and young son, both of whom love me regardless of my vocation.